Marymount California University

30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Tel: (310)377-5501
1,001 students
Private not-for-profit
The mission of Marymount College is to prepare students for the acquisition of the Associate's degree and successful transfer to a four-year college or university.
School Highlights
Marymount California University serves 1,001 students (96% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Marymount California University is one of 54 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Los Angeles Harbor College (4.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
College Marymount California University Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 56 staff
61 staff
Marymount California University Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,001 has grown by 62% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.80 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 56% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,001 students 1,315 students
Marymount California University Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
Marymount California University Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 960 students
815 students
Marymount California University Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 41 students
1,061 students
Marymount California University Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Marymount California University Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Marymount California University Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Marymount California University Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Marymount California University Black (2006-2013)
% White
Marymount California University White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Marymount California University Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
Marymount California University More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Marymount California University Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Marymount California University Non Resident (2006-2013)
Marymount California University Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.80 0.70
Marymount California University Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $30,579 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $30,579 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $30,579 $5,590
Marymount California University In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $30,579 $10,086
Marymount California University Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 450 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
Marymount California University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Marymount College is a distinctive institution: it is the only independent college in Southern California solely devoted to the liberal arts and granting an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science degree. The College was founded in 1932, and continues to build upon its value-centered foundation within the Catholic tradition of American higher education. Founded in 1932 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount College is a Catholic college that welcomes students of all faiths. It is the only private, coeducational two-year liberal arts college in California. In 1960, the College moved to a site on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The new campus included dormitories for on-campus residential living, an auditorium, dining facility, a library and a chapel. The year 1967 found the College preparing for a merger with Loyola University of Los Angeles in Westchester. Marymount separated its two-year program, which remained on the Palos Verdes campus, from the four-year and in 1968 the four-year college moved to the Loyola campus. The Marymount two-year program remained incorporated as a separate institution and received accreditation as such in 1971. In 1973, the merger was finalized and became a new entity: Loyola Marymount University (LMU). The college is accreditated by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,568 per year for in-state students and $8,631 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Keck Graduate Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.